History of words and phrases

To the bitter end: It means to the last stroke of bad fortune. It comes from the mid-nineteenth-century nautical term for the end of a rope or chain.

Every dog has its day: Everyone will have a moment of success. Shakespeare used this phrase in Hamlet.

Haute cuisine: Originally, the phrase referred to the highest standard of French cooking, but now cooking of any origin.

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